Canada will be next hot spot for Bollywood
There will be a jump in Bollywood units visiting Canada, thanks to exotic locales like Niagara Falls, the Indian diaspora and first class facilities, says Toronto film commissioner Peter Finestone.
He pointed out that Hindi movie productions pumped in over $850 million into the economy last year.
‘Of course, Bollywood films have been shot here since the late 1980s. We did some big films – at the rate of one or two a year – from the mid-90s to 2001. Among the major films shot here were ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ in 1995, and ‘Mr and Mrs Khiladi’ and ‘Shabash Daddy’ in 1997,’ Finestone told IANS in an interview.
‘Then there was a decline, but Bollywood came back. In 2010, we did two films, one of which was a crossover.’